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Ice thickness on smaller lakes around ottertail???

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How is the ice and fishing doing around the ottertail areas? Coming up from sw mn and would really appreciate the info!!

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Fishing was good on Tuesday, ice thickness was in the 30 inch range.

lakes were really sloppy, but should tighten up some with the cooler weather. Be careful on the north shorlines if you are driving a vehicle. Some access points were getting pretty wet from runoff and melt water.

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Hey Gizzert T-bone is heading out international for a week...we were wanting to hit lake X if its in the cards for yous...giff me a call den

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Will do. The ice may be pretty spooky, though. LOTS of current this year. That spot you caught that pike on had hardly any ice back in January.

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    • Stick in Mud
      Thanks for the ice report, Sculpin.  With the weather forecasted for the upcoming week, I'm sure I'll be up there next weekend, hopefully walking out from the northwest side.   van, yeah, I hear you.  I've been up to LOW a few times, and it is very fun to know there's the chance of catching a monster....but driving all that way for a bucket full of 12'' fish?  Not my cup of tea. I'll save the money and buy three dozen T-bones to make it through the winter. I'm sure people who know the lake better than I do have done better on the weekends I'm up there, but the reports at the resort we used were pretty similar.    I like the northwest side on ML because it's where we've been for almost 20 years, but it also has close access to sand, rocks, whatever weeds remain, mud flats, transitions, etc. The only thing we don't have up there is extensive gravel.
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      How much ice??????
    • Vitreus
      Picked up a couple of these (jigging rap with wings!):  
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      didnt need hair dryer,  it went back to normal on it's own. paint chipped also.  nice idea the flat tip, just not for me I guess.